It can be quite daunting redoing the house – it’s often hard to know where to start, especially when there are all sorts of decisions to make from which Porcelanosa floor tiles to go for to whether or not you think subway tiles will still be in next year. If you need a helping hand, get yourself one or two of these interior design coffee table books to get going in the right direction.
Not quite a coffee table book since it’s in paperback form, but it’s still a must-have if you want to get your home renovations off on the right foot. It’s written by BuzzFeed’s DIY editor Jessica Probus (also an interior designer for Homepolish) and it takes you through all aspects of designing, from how to choose the right size rug to the different types of tile patterns. Perfect!
Over time, home décor can become quite cluttered and a bit piecemeal, so taking it back to its roots and simplifying everything might be the tonic you need this year. This book gives you ideas for decorating in monochrome colour palettes, which it suggests actually gives you more freedom to be creative in other areas, whether through the use of texture or through home furnishing decisions.
Hygge is a serious buzzword in interior design right now (roughly translated as meaning ‘cosiness’) so get yourself this book to find out how to recreate the look for yourself. It’s all about Scandi-cool and stylish design, so have a read if you want to know more.